CLE ELUM, Wash. -- Entering the third and final round of the NCAA West Regional, the No. 32 Oregon women's golf team sits in 17th place with a two-round score of 625 (+49). The Ducks fired a 314 (+26), Friday at the Tumble Creek Club in Cle Elum, Wash.
Out of the 24-field team, which consists of eight conference champions and nine ranked squads, the top eight will advance to the NCAA Championship following Saturday's closing round. After carding rounds of 311 and 314 to open the tournament, the Ducks are in need of a big rally if they are to advance to the NCAA Championship for the third time under head coach Ria Scott. UO has made seven straight NCAA Regional appearances.
Freshman Cathleen Santoso led the Ducks in today's round, carding a three-over score of 75. With two pars and two birdies, the Sydney, Australia, native played the par five holes at two-under today. Santoso - who earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors this season - made 11 pars in todays round and improved to 30th place overall with a 36-hole score of 151 (+7).
Sophomore Caroline Inglis is also in 30th place on the individual leaderboard after carding rounds of 72 (E) and 79 (+7). The Eugene native struggled early in today's round, but rebounded by playing the final seven holes at one-under par with birdies on holes No. 15 and 18.
Junior Cassy Isagawa, a three-time All-Pac-12 selection, fired a 78 (+6) today. The Wailuku, Hawaii, native is in 74th place individually with a two-round score of 157 (+13). In today's round, Isagawa made 11 pars and birdied the par-five eighth hole.
Freshman Marcella Pranovia improved two strokes from her opening round, shooting an 82, Friday. The Bali, Indonesia, native made 10 pars on the day. Senior Raphaela Dyer was also in action, carding an 88.
The Tumble Creek Club at the Suncadia Resort has proved challenging for the loaded field, as today's average score increased to 78.4. Top-ranked USC leads the field with a two-round tally of 578 (+2), while the Trojans' Kyung Kim and Washington's Soobin Kim lead all individuals at four-under (140) on the tournament.
For Saturday's final round, tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. (PT) for the morning wave. UO will tee off in the afternoon shift from 12:00 to 12:44 p.m. off hole No. 10. The Ducks are paired with New Mexico and Notre Dame.